SECOND UPDATE: Vernon Newson Jr. was taken into custody in Southern California on charges of murder with a deadly weapon and ex-felon in possession of a firearm. He is awaiting extradition back to Las Vegas.
UPDATE: The victim has been identified as 28-year-old Anshanette Unique McNeil. The cause of her death was multiple gun shot wounds.
A 28-year-old female is dead after being shot multiple times.
On Sunday, December 13, at about 10:35 p.m., officers responded to the area of Lamb Boulevard and the on-ramp to Interstate-15 regarding a shooting. Officers arriving on scene learned a 28-year-old Las Vegas female had been transported to Sunrise Hospital where she died.
Witnesses reported that the female victim had been inside a vehicle with the suspect before they both exited and she was shot by the suspect multiple times. Detectives are not prepared to release suspect or vehicle information at this time.
Anyone with additional information regarding this case is urged to call the North Las Vegas Police Department at (702) 633-9111 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.
The Coroner’s office will release the decedent's identification and official cause and manner of death following notification of next-of-kin.